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Poll Results: In light of EK's nickel failure, will you buy their blocks?

 
  • 39% (231)
    Yes, continue or consider using their blocks (copper or nickel)
  • 60% (354)
    No, I will look into other manufacturers.
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post #1181 of 1650
Quote:
Originally Posted by wermad View Post
After using the 6970/6950 and the gtx 570/580 blocks I have to say that the Heatkiller is much easier to install (no loose standoffs that need messy tim to hold them in place), very well made, and beautiful design. Also, their sli/xfire bridges are super simple to add and its far less complex.

Hey wermad, I plan of buying those blocks and with the HeatKiller GPU-X2 Bridge!

Do you need GPU links like the EK bridge for each cards?
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post #1182 of 1650
It's possible that those guys at the plant is just "" them over, it's not unheard of.. Money going under the table and all, possibly the QA manager is even in on it..
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post #1183 of 1650
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KaRLiToS View Post
Hey wermad, I plan of buying those blocks and with the HeatKiller GPU-X2 Bridge!

Do you need GPU links like the EK bridge for each cards?
Nope, just the right bridge from HK, no links needed
post #1184 of 1650
WARNING : Blocks using the new (EN) plating process are still corroding!

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...nd-out-ek.html
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post #1185 of 1650
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WARNING : Blocks using the new (EN) plating process are still corroding!

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...nd-out-ek.html
Get in line you're the 4th person to post this today I think.

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post #1186 of 1650
So Heatkiller is the way to go or is Koolance also a good option?
post #1187 of 1650
I think this proves that the problem was (and still is) poor prep work of the copper for plating. You CANNOT solve the problem by changing the plating process, there was no reason to even try besides it being a PR stunt to cover for their mistake.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Topgearfan View Post
So Heatkiller is the way to go or is Koolance also a good option?
Watercool (they make the Heatkillers), Koolance, or Aquacomputer, you can't go wrong with any of them.
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post #1188 of 1650
Gotcha. I was orginally going to go with Koolance but I like the Heatkiller looks as well. Tough decision. Thanks for the info

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I think this proves that the problem was (and still is) poor prep work of the copper for plating. You CANNOT solve the problem by changing the plating process, there was no reason to even try besides it being a PR stunt to cover for their mistake.



Watercool (they make the Heatkillers), Koolance, or Aquacomputer, you can't go wrong with any of them.
post #1189 of 1650
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Watercool (Heatkiller) and Aquacomputer are the only other makers have have a bridge systems to tie in multiple blocks.

If you are on a budget, Alphacool and XSPC have good fullcover blocks available for a bit less. For nickel plated, at this point, Koolance and Aquacomputer are the ones too look at, though Watercool did have a tempting looking plated block on their site.
post #1190 of 1650
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Watercool (Heatkiller) and Aquacomputer are the only other makers have have a bridge systems to tie in multiple blocks.

If you are on a budget, Alphacool and XSPC have good fullcover blocks available for a bit less. For nickel plated, at this point, Koolance and Aquacomputer are the ones too look at, though Watercool did have a tempting looking plated block on their site.
Mips has some pretty nice looking blocks on the AquaTuning site, but PPCs is starting to carry them also. They have a really nifty looking Copper/Nickel plated RAM block but yeesh it's not for the faint of heart. $110 for it.

Looks awesome though.

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